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Literature and nation in the Middle East / edited by Yasir Suleiman and Ibrahim Muhawi.

Muhawi, Ibrahim, 1937- (Added Author). Suleiman, Yasir. (Added Author).
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Subject: Nationalism and literature > Middle East.
Nationalism in literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780748626441
  • ISBN: 0748626441
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 264 pages)
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-256) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The production of locality in the Oral Palestinian Poetry Duel / Nadia Yaqub -- Irony and the poetics of Palestinian exile / Ibrahim Muhawi -- Gender and the Palestinian narrative of return in two novels by Ghassan Kanafani / Amy Zalman -- Darwish's 'Indian speech' as dramatic performance : sacred space and transformation / J. Kristen Urban -- Israeli Jewish nation building and Hebrew translations of Arabic literature / Hannah Amit-Kochavi -- Between myth and history : Moshe Shamir's He walked in the fields / Shai Ginsberg -- Writing the nation : the emergence of Egypt in the modern Arabic novel / Jeff Shalan -- Arabic poetry, nationalism and social change : Sudanese colonial and postcolonial perspectives / Heather J. Sharkey -- Marginal literatures of the Middle East / Peter Clark -- The predicament of in-betweenness in the contemporary Lebanese exilic novel in English / Syrine C. Hout -- The nation speaks : on the poetics of nationalist literature / Yasir Suleiman.
Summary, etc.: Presenting a look at how 'the nation' is represented in the literature of the Middle East, this study includes chapters on Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Israel, drawing on the expertise of literary scholars, historians, political scientists and cultural theorists.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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